Reflections on my country

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Last Wednesday my home city of Ottawa made headlines when a masked shooter ran into the Parliament buildings and shot and killed an unarmed guard. Generally speaking, Canada has very low gun violence. Last Monday, another man in Quebec drove his car into a couple of soldiers and killed one of them as well, so this was a double-blow to our [More...]


My Reaction Was Worse

my reaction was worse

Our week got off to a rocky start. On Monday morning my older two children (ages 5.5 and 6.5) were playing nicely upstairs. My daughter came down briefly to get her knitting bag and I thought they must be knitting up there. I know..silly assumptions. About 15 minutes later they came downstairs, and I saw this. "You cut your [More...]

Reasons Moms Love Having Kids

love having kids

  Have you ever noticed that if you get together with a group of moms, it's not an uncommon thing for them to start chatting about all of the negative things about having kids. How little sleep we get. (and yes, I've been guilty of this one) How we moms never get self time. How much mess they make. How long it's been since we [More...]

In response to “I’m just not into toddlers, even my own”

when you don't enjoy a parenting stage

I recently read this blog post written by a mom of 3 little ones, who is also a clinical psychologist. To sum up the article, Samantha (the mom) writes that she struggles with the toddler stage. She doesn't enjoy it and she realizes that she tends to not handle it in the best way. Believe me, I get it, Samantha! I have 4 little ones; my [More...]

Christian Wall Decal Review and Giveaway

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I recently had the opportunity to review a product from Christian Vinyl Wall Art. I love it! I needed something to take up some dead wall space in our school room and I love that we now have some Scripture in that space.   I love it! I know that my photo is a bit crooked..actually, our floors are very not level and so that just makes [More...]

Christian Head Covering: A 2-Month Update

Christian head covering

  Wow, It's hard to believe that it's already been 2 months since I first wrote about what I've learned about the practice of ┬áChristian head covering for women and had felt convicted to do so myself. As I'd left off my original post about it a little unsure on what it meant for me, I thought I would write an update. First, let me start [More...]

Praying for the Small Things

Praying for the Small Things

When my husband and I were newly married my mother-in-law gave us her old table set. It was nice, a dark wood table with 2 leaves and 4 chairs to go with it. Over time, however, we realized that it wasn't holding up to our growing family. It was fine size-wise but the chairs got all stained (they had fabric covers on the seats) and the varnish on [More...]